“New Maternalisms”

Tales of Motherwork (Dislodging the Unthinkable)
by Roksana Badruddoja & Maki Motapanyane
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Publisher: Demeter Press

Publication Date: June 26, 2016

ISBN: 9781772580648

Binding: Kobo eBook

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New Maternalisms”: Tales of Motherwork (Dislodging the Unthinkable) explores the perceptions of those who engage in and/or research motherwork or the labour of caregiving, and how mothers view themselves in comparison to broader normative understandings of motherwork. Here, the anthology serves to deconstruct motherwork by highlighting and dislodging it from maternal ideology, the socially constructed “good mom” (read as “sacrificial mom”) and feminized hegemonic discourse. The objective of the edited volume, then, is to critically explore how we experience motherwork, what motherwork might mean, and how motherwork impacts and is impacted by the communities in which we live. Such an examination involves contesting dominant ways of thinking about motherwork.